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From findbestopensource <findbestopensou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Moving from Lucene to Solr?
Date Wed, 19 May 2010 11:29:31 GMT
Hi Peter,

You need to use Lucene,

   - To have more control
   - You cannot depend on any Web server
   - To use termvector, termdocs etc
   - You could easily extend to have your own Analyzer

You need to use Solr,

   - To index and search docs easily by writting few code
   - Solr is a standalone App and it takes care most of the stuff like
   optimizing,warmup the reader etc..
   - Solr could be extended to multiple nodes
   - To use facet

If you are developing your client in Java and want to use Solr then i would
advise to use SolrJ as it is easy and you don't need to care about HTTP
stuff. I use Solr using SolrJ in my project www.findbestopensource.com

Regards
Aditya
www.findbestopensource.com



On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Peter Karich <peathal@yahoo.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> while asking a question on stackoverflow [1] some other questions appear:
> Is SolrJ a recommended way to access Solr or should I prefer the HTTP
> interface?
>
> How can I (j)unit-test Solr? (e.g. create+delete index via Java call)
>
> Is Lucene faster than Solr? ... do you have experiences, preferable with
> the same index?
>
> The background is an application which uses Lucene at the moment but I
> hardly need the facetting feature of Solr and I don't want to implement
> it in Lucene for myself.
>
> Regards,
> Peter.
>
> [1]
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2856427/situations-to-prefer-apache-lucene-over-solr
>
>

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